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Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes
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Don Quixote (edition 2005)

by Miguel De Cervantes, Edith Grossman (Translator)

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"Widely regarded as the world's first modern novel, and one of the funniest and most tragic books ever written, Don Quixote chronicles the famous picaresque adventures of the noble knight-errant Don Quixote of La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through sixteenth-century Spain."--Jacket.… (more)
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Title:Don Quixote
Authors:Miguel De Cervantes
Other authors:Edith Grossman (Translator)
Info:Harper Perennial (2005), Paperback, 992 pages
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Rating:*****
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Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

  1. 114
    Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert (DLSmithies)
    DLSmithies: Don Quixote was Flaubert's favourite book, and I've read somewhere that the idea of Madame Bovary is to re-tell the story of Don Quixote in a different context. Don Quixote is obsessed with chivalric literature, and immerses himself in it to the extent that he loses his grip on reality. Emma Bovary is bewitched by Romantic literature in the same way. There are lots of parallels between the two novels, and I think putting them side by side can lead to a better understanding of both.… (more)
  2. 71
    Monsignor Quixote by Graham Greene (hdcclassic)
    hdcclassic: A modern-day retelling.
  3. 72
    Don Quixote de La Mancha, Part II by Alonso Fernández de Avellaneda (g026r)
    g026r: The spurious continuation, published in 1614 while Cervantes was still working on his own Part II and which affected that work to a significant degree.
  4. 50
    Selected Non-Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges (CGlanovsky)
    CGlanovsky: In several of his critical essays Borges makes insightful and unique mention of Don Quixote sometimes directly and sometimes in reference to other works.
  5. 50
    The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens (keremix)
  6. 73
    The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer (Othemts)
  7. 40
    Orlando Furioso, Part One by Ludovico Ariosto (Lirmac)
    Lirmac: References to then-famous romances, such as this one by Ariosto, provide much of the humour in Don Quixote. In addition to enriching Cervantes' work, Orlando Furioso is entertaining in its own right (especially in this modern verse translation).
  8. 41
    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne (ateolf)
  9. 30
    The Female Quixote by Charlotte Lennox (Rubbah)
  10. 20
    Le Morte d'Arthur by Thomas Malory (CGlanovsky)
    CGlanovsky: Read the two concurrently and got a good sense of the kind of chivalric literature that gave birth to Quixote's madness.
  11. 20
    Exemplary Stories by Miguel de Cervantes (longway)
  12. 10
    Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (TheLittlePhrase)
    TheLittlePhrase: protagonists who struggle to differentiate between reality & the books that they read
  13. 10
    Simplicissimus by Johann Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen (chwiggy)
  14. 65
    One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (caflores)
  15. 11
    Handling Sin by Michael Malone (allenmichie)
  16. 11
    Meerfahrt mit Don Quijote by Thomas Mann (chwiggy)
  17. 11
    Guzmán de Alfarache by Mateo Alemán (roby72)
  18. 01
    A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (CGlanovsky)
    CGlanovsky: Misguided protagonist gets into a series of misadventures
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Este clásico da miedito de leer. Las copias físicas son inmensas y el audiolibro que escuche yo era de 30 hs. Dicho esto, ¡que fácil es su lectura! Una vez que pasé los primeros capítulos y e acostumbre a un narrador español, fue una experiencia genial.
El libro es bastante gracioso y satírico, criticando la sociedad de la época. El Quijote es un personaje espectacular, un loco bienintencionado llevando a su leal Sancho Panza de aventura en aventura.
Sancho es, y será siempre, mi escudero favorito.
En términos de la historia en sí, se me hizo muy ligera gracias a la manera de escribir de Cervantes. Intercala las aventuras de nuestros dos locos con las aventuras y desventuras de coloridos personajes que se van encontrando en el camino.
Lowkey quiero una serie que adapte los libros.
Otra cosa que me encantó del libro: constatar la cantidad de puteadas que se decían en el 1500 y que sobrevivieron hasta hoy. ( )
  Nannus | Jan 17, 2022 |
I’ve always wanted to read this book, and I don’t think I would’ve persevered through some of the parts without the support of the Instagram group I joined! So thankful to them, as it allowed me to persevere.

Here’s the thing, I did like it, and my understanding of the ending was totally worth the ride for me, but there were some sections that drove me to drink due to their (in my eyes) unnecessary length and fluff...he needed an editor...or two!🤣

I did not see the humor as absurd or illogical (more as a way to understand the delusions), but it did wear on me a bit...again...too long...too much.

I love that now I’ll be able to understand literary references made as to this work in other books.

I’m glad that I read the Tobias Smollet translation (hated it at first!) which I believe is right after Jarvis, because I enjoyed seeing how so many idioms and phrases have been around for so long… As an English learner this was very interesting to me.

The group gave the horses names and mine was Doxology (yes... I stole that right out of East of Eden!lol), and had it not been for the group, I would still be roaming around The Sierra Morena like that dude that went nuts and was jumping from rock to rock! ( )
  Eosch1 | Jan 2, 2022 |
Here's what I wrote after reading in 1985: "Written with the goal of destroying the influence of "books of chivalry" in Cervantes 16th century Spain, a light tale of Don Quixote, "knight errant", and his squire Sancho Panza. Enjoyable digressions into moralistic tales included." ( )
  MGADMJK | Dec 15, 2021 |
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  revirier | Dec 13, 2021 |
I understand the cultural and historical significance of this book, but it is dull, dull, dull. It's the same story, chapter after chapter, and it goes on forever and ever. Again and again, affluent people make fun and take advantage of Don Quixote and his squire Sancho. It's painfully boring, and I can save you 1000+ pages of reading with this summary: silly, deluded old man tramps across the Spanish countryside with his gullible righthand man until he finally returns to his village to die a natural death.
Yes, that was a spoiler, and I'm not sorry for it. If you're reading this book, eagerly anticipating the ending, you can stop now. That's it. ( )
  jeneralinterest | Dec 11, 2021 |
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Idle reader, you can believe without any oath of mine that I would wish this book, as the child of my brain, to be the most beautiful, the liveliest and the cleverest imaginable.
Prologue: Idle reader: I don't have to swear any oaths to persuade you that I should like this book, since it is the son of my brain, to be the most beautiful and elegant and intelligent book imaginable.
Chapter 1: In a village in La Mancha, the name of which I cannot quite recall, there lived not long ago one of those country gentlemen or hidalgos who keep a lance in a rack, an ancient leather shield, a scrawny hack and a greyhound for coursing.
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And as I have heard say, true love cannot be divided, and must be voluntary and unforced: -- this being so, as I believe it is, why would you have me subject my will by force, being not otherwise obliged thereto, than only because you say you love me? For, pray tell me, if as heaven has made me handsome, it had made me ugly, would it have been just that I should have complained of you because you did not love me? (Part 1, Chapter 14. Marcela is speaking)
Heaven has not yet ordained that I should love by destiny; and from loving by choice, I desire to be excused. (Part 1, Chapter 14. Marcela is speaking)
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Don Quixote was originally published in two parts. This is the complete and unabridged version, containing both parts. Please do not combine with abridged or incomplete versions.
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"Widely regarded as the world's first modern novel, and one of the funniest and most tragic books ever written, Don Quixote chronicles the famous picaresque adventures of the noble knight-errant Don Quixote of La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through sixteenth-century Spain."--Jacket.

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